28 Feb How a wood burner can add value to your property
We are bombarded with reports from all angles on a daily basis about the uncertainties of the economy. Will Brexit happen, when, and in what form? What impact will it have on businesses and employment?
Ultimately, what homeowners are interested in are some stability and money in their pocket. As the economy has waxed and waned over the last few years, there is one sure-fire way to create some value and stability in life: home improvement.
Moving is a costly business and even if it is something that is on the cards for you in the future, investing in improving your home now is exactly that – an investment. It will increase the value of your home and offer a return on that investment when the time comes to sell or rent.
How installing a wood burner can increase the value of your home
Not everyone has a loft to convert or can even afford to do so even if they do. Fear not, though! There are so many other ways to make a small investment that will reap rewards both now and later.
It has been shown that investing in a fireplace or wood-burning stove can pay off in a number of ways:
- It can reduce your heating bills now as you can turn the thermostat down or the heaters off. They are also a great thing to have when a room is chilly enough to need some heat but not quite cold enough for the heating to go on.
- It creates a focal point to a room that adds character, raising the value of your property both now and in the medium to long term.
Wood-burning stoves are more efficient than fireplaces and they are also better at keeping sparks and smoke contained – a particular concern for those with young children and pets in the house.
Choice and availability
Wood burners have been increasing in popularity over the last few years. This means that they are not only widely available, but that there is a huge variety on offer. Chances are, you will find it harder to choose one rather than finding it tough to find one that suits your style and taste. Whether you are going for a contemporary look or a more traditional one, you won’t have to look too far to find the one that will add the most value to your property.
What about the environment?
There are ever-tightening regulations regarding air quality, particularly in urban areas. However, there are rules in place that prevent the burning of polluting fuels, and today’s wood- or gas-burning stoves are well advanced in terms of capturing pollutants and preventing them from escaping into the atmosphere through the chimney. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has strict guidelines regarding appliances making an investment into a new wood-burning stove possible while still caring for the environment. For more on the types of fuel allowed have another peak at our previous article on this which should answer all your questions.
Looking to add value to your home and stay warm during the winter months? Speak to our Fiveways Fires & Stoves experts and they will help you find the right stove at the right price for your home, making your investment easy and profitable. For a free, no-obligation quote, or for some advice, just give us a call on 020 8127 4747 or email us at .